Support Groups in River Forest, IL

Trauma from giving birth happens for women in many ways that can be exacerbated by our culture, medical system, and beliefs. If you are having lingering impacts from the transition of having been pregnant or giving birth, articulating and being ...
Hosted by Heather L Corwin
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MFA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in River Forest, IL 60305
Trauma from giving birth happens for women in many ways that can be exacerbated by our culture, medical system, and beliefs. If you are having lingering impacts from the transition of having been pregnant or giving birth, articulating and being ...
(708) 419-3542 View (708) 419-3542
We are a group private pediatric mental health practice. It is the mission of Individual and Family Connection to empower families to more deeply connect with one another and to assist them in maintaining that connection through difficult times. We ...
Hosted by Natori Walters
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in River Forest, IL 60305
We are a group private pediatric mental health practice. It is the mission of Individual and Family Connection to empower families to more deeply connect with one another and to assist them in maintaining that connection through difficult times. We ...
(708) 249-3992 View (708) 249-3992
***Virtual. The world has changed and most performing arts have been impacted. Do you want to remain in the arts? Is this how you want to live? What do you love about your life? How can you be who you ...
Hosted by Heather L Corwin
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MFA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in River Forest, IL 60305
***Virtual. The world has changed and most performing arts have been impacted. Do you want to remain in the arts? Is this how you want to live? What do you love about your life? How can you be who you ...
(708) 419-3542 View (708) 419-3542

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The Re-Imagineers group is a therapeutic support group for older adults (men and women ages 62-79) who are facing challenges of older adulthood: pre or post retirement issues, personal relationships, life direction and purpose, and finding supportive community. The group ...
Hosted by Ken Aaron Burnstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oak Park, IL 60301
The Re-Imagineers group is a therapeutic support group for older adults (men and women ages 62-79) who are facing challenges of older adulthood: pre or post retirement issues, personal relationships, life direction and purpose, and finding supportive community. The group ...
(708) 406-6651 View (708) 406-6651
A processing group for women 18-30 who desire to mindfully create healthy intentions in various relationships. The group will address boundary setting in relationships, what reciprocity looks like, ending unhealthy relationships, navigating others' lack of acceptance of a relationship and ...
Hosted by Nia Integrative Healing
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oak Park, IL 60301
A processing group for women 18-30 who desire to mindfully create healthy intentions in various relationships. The group will address boundary setting in relationships, what reciprocity looks like, ending unhealthy relationships, navigating others' lack of acceptance of a relationship and ...
(708) 628-5456 View (708) 628-5456
The group runs virtually every other Thursday at 7:30 pm. It is intended for women who are currently going through fertility treatments. The group will focus on mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques and provide support to improve group members' emotional well-being.
Hosted by Kendra A Vargas
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Melrose Park, IL 60160
The group runs virtually every other Thursday at 7:30 pm. It is intended for women who are currently going through fertility treatments. The group will focus on mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques and provide support to improve group members' emotional well-being.
(224) 479-0116 View (224) 479-0116
Maybe you’ve recently gone through treatment for an eating disorder, and you’re finding it hard to reintegrate into the same environment that you were struggling in previously. Or you’ve been in recovery for years and need a space to recommit ...
Hosted by Grace Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oak Park, IL 60301
Maybe you’ve recently gone through treatment for an eating disorder, and you’re finding it hard to reintegrate into the same environment that you were struggling in previously. Or you’ve been in recovery for years and need a space to recommit ...
(630) 884-4160 View (630) 884-4160
If you or someone you know is struggling with ADHD, it can feel incredibly frustrating and defeating. This group is designed to help individuals find adaptive ways to cope with and honor their neuro-diversity. The group consists of an 8-week ...
Hosted by Laura Lammers
Psychologist, PsyD, PSYPACT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oak Park, IL 60304
If you or someone you know is struggling with ADHD, it can feel incredibly frustrating and defeating. This group is designed to help individuals find adaptive ways to cope with and honor their neuro-diversity. The group consists of an 8-week ...
(708) 792-2973 View (708) 792-2973
Better Communities Counseling focuses on helping clients manage issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship conflict, compassion fatigue, anger, self-esteem, family conflict, and workplace stress. Our approach is inviting, client-centered, nonjudgemental, and relationship-based. We focus on helping clients identify goals ...
Hosted by Durrell Sheppard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oak Park, IL 60301
Better Communities Counseling focuses on helping clients manage issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship conflict, compassion fatigue, anger, self-esteem, family conflict, and workplace stress. Our approach is inviting, client-centered, nonjudgemental, and relationship-based. We focus on helping clients identify goals ...
(708) 564-3352 View (708) 564-3352
Smart Love Family Services: It Takes a Village, free-of-charge program for parents and children of color that is uniquely tailored to fit their needs. Parents and children come to separate Biweekly Saturday Group sessions to gain ideas, knowledge and encouragement ...
Hosted by Smart Love Family Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oak Park, IL 60301
Smart Love Family Services: It Takes a Village, free-of-charge program for parents and children of color that is uniquely tailored to fit their needs. Parents and children come to separate Biweekly Saturday Group sessions to gain ideas, knowledge and encouragement ...
(773) 378-9293 View (773) 378-9293
This is a small group (3-5) experience. Many adult men find themselves feeling disconnected and find it hard to reach out to others for help. Participants will learn how to interact openly and honestly with each other.The emphasis is on ...
Hosted by Orson Morrison
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oak Park, IL 60302
This is a small group (3-5) experience. Many adult men find themselves feeling disconnected and find it hard to reach out to others for help. Participants will learn how to interact openly and honestly with each other.The emphasis is on ...
(708) 325-8554 View (708) 325-8554
Better Communities Counseling focuses on helping clients manage issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship conflict, compassion fatigue, anger, self-esteem, family conflict, and workplace stress. Our approach is inviting, client-centered, nonjudgemental, and relationship-based. We focus on helping clients identify goals ...
Hosted by Amanda Connor
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oak Park, IL 60301
Better Communities Counseling focuses on helping clients manage issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship conflict, compassion fatigue, anger, self-esteem, family conflict, and workplace stress. Our approach is inviting, client-centered, nonjudgemental, and relationship-based. We focus on helping clients identify goals ...
(708) 726-8070 View (708) 726-8070
If you identify as LGBTQ+ and are experiencing loneliness, feeling different, or are struggling in your connections with others, this group is for you! Through group process we will discuss unique issues and topics that arise in your life and ...
Hosted by Grace Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oak Park, IL 60301
If you identify as LGBTQ+ and are experiencing loneliness, feeling different, or are struggling in your connections with others, this group is for you! Through group process we will discuss unique issues and topics that arise in your life and ...
(630) 884-4160 View (630) 884-4160
Stuck? We can help. Would you like to improve your relationship? Increase intimacy? Feeling anxious, overwhelmed or depressed? We provide a supportive environment to assist you in taking risks and creating new ways of thinking which will bring healing and ...
Hosted by Conor Klusendorf
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CRC, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oak Park, IL 60301
Stuck? We can help. Would you like to improve your relationship? Increase intimacy? Feeling anxious, overwhelmed or depressed? We provide a supportive environment to assist you in taking risks and creating new ways of thinking which will bring healing and ...
(312) 319-8005 View (312) 319-8005
Male and Female groups (separate). Certified Illinois State Protocol Program. The Certified Partner Abuse Intervention program is 26 sessions. We meet 1 time per week. You must complete an assessment and orientation prior to joining the group.
Hosted by Kimberly Thomas
Counselor, EdD, LCPC, CADC, CPAIP, CAMS II
Verified Verified
Group meets in Maywood, IL 60153
Male and Female groups (separate). Certified Illinois State Protocol Program. The Certified Partner Abuse Intervention program is 26 sessions. We meet 1 time per week. You must complete an assessment and orientation prior to joining the group.
(708) 866-2513 View (708) 866-2513
More details TBD
Hosted by Rachel Hall, PC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ATR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oak Park, IL 60301
More details TBD
(773) 360-5996 View (773) 360-5996
We treat Individuals, Couples, Children , Teens, and Families using different treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-Based, Parent-Child Interaction, Positive Psychology, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Brief, Structural Family Therapy, Multicultural, and other Hybrid methods or ...
Hosted by Therapy Health Clinic: Tony D. Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oak Park, IL 60301
We treat Individuals, Couples, Children , Teens, and Families using different treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-Based, Parent-Child Interaction, Positive Psychology, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Brief, Structural Family Therapy, Multicultural, and other Hybrid methods or ...
(708) 300-0261 View (708) 300-0261
Hosted by Dennis R. Verville
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 231-0598 View (708) 231-0598
NOW ACCEPTING NEW REFERRALS! Adolescent girls struggling with self-esteem, anxiety or mood issues will find support from compassionate peers and skillful facilitation. This group will provide a venue to share and recieve feedback, as well as offer valuable skills for ...
Hosted by Autumn Starks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oak Park, IL 60301
NOW ACCEPTING NEW REFERRALS! Adolescent girls struggling with self-esteem, anxiety or mood issues will find support from compassionate peers and skillful facilitation. This group will provide a venue to share and recieve feedback, as well as offer valuable skills for ...
(708) 329-8118 View (708) 329-8118
State of Illinois DUI Service Provider. Risk Education Classes. All Treatment Level Programs
Hosted by Kimberly Thomas
Counselor, EdD, LCPC, CADC, CPAIP, CAMS II
Verified Verified
Group meets in Maywood, IL 60153
State of Illinois DUI Service Provider. Risk Education Classes. All Treatment Level Programs
(708) 866-2513 View (708) 866-2513

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in River Forest?

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How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.